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fsync(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 						 fsync(3C)

NAME
fsync - synchronize changes to a file SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int fsync(int fildes); DESCRIPTION
The fsync() function moves all modified data and attributes of the file descriptor fildes to a storage device. When fsync() returns, all in-memory modified copies of buffers associated with fildes have been written to the physical medium. The fsync() function is different from sync(), which schedules disk I/O for all files but returns before the I/O completes. The fsync() function forces all outstanding data operations to synchronized file integrity completion (see fcntl.h(3HEAD) definition of O_SYNC.) The fsync() function forces all currently queued I/O operations associated with the file indicated by the file descriptor fildes to the synchronized I/O completion state. All I/O operations are completed as defined for synchronized I/O file integrity completion. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. If the fsync() function fails, outstanding I/O operations are not guaranteed to have been completed. ERRORS
The fsync() function will fail if: EBADF The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor. EINTR A signal was caught during execution of the fsync() function. EIO An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the file system. ENOSPC There was no free space remaining on the device containing the file. ETIMEDOUT Remote connection timed out. This occurs when the file is on an NFS file system mounted with the soft option. See mount_nfs(1M). In the event that any of the queued I/O operations fail, fsync() returns the error conditions defined for read(2) and write(2). USAGE
The fsync() function should be used by applications that require that a file be in a known state. For example, an application that contains a simple transaction facility might use fsync() to ensure that all changes to a file or files caused by a given transaction were recorded on a storage medium. The manner in which the data reach the physical medium depends on both implementation and hardware. The fsync() function returns when notified by the device driver that the write has taken place. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mount_nfs(1M), read(2), sync(2), write(2), fcntl.h(3HEAD), fdatasync(3C), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Feb 2008 fsync(3C)

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fdatasync(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					     fdatasync(3C)

NAME
fdatasync - synchronize a file's data SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int fdatasync(int fildes); DESCRIPTION
The fdatasync() function forces all currently queued I/O operations associated with the file indicated by file descriptor fildes to the synchronized I/O completion state. The functionality is as described for fsync(3C) (with the symbol _XOPEN_REALTIME defined), with the exception that all I/O operations are completed as defined for synchronised I/O data integrity completion. RETURN VALUES
If successful, the fdatasync() function returns 0. Otherwise, the function returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error. If the fdata- sync() function fails, outstanding I/O operations are not guaranteed to have been completed. ERRORS
The fdatasync() function will fail if: EBADF The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor open for writing. EINVAL The system does not support synchronized I/O for this file. ENOSYS The function fdatasync() is not supported by the system. In the event that any of the queued I/O operations fail, fdatasync() returns the error conditions defined for read(2) and write(2). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
fcntl(2), open(2), read(2), write(2), fsync(3C), aio_fsync(3C), fcntl.h(3HEAD), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 5 Feb 2008 fdatasync(3C)

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